Im not a vet or anything like that. I have always thought it to be some what of a weakness of the mind. I have always been the "get over it" guy when it comes to mental health and nothing bothered me I claimed. Today that changed. As a young man I was a firefighter. I have not heard of PTSD for firefighters. I saw some bad stuff but nothing I'm sure compared to our soldiers. This morning I was back in my old stomping ground and went to a business for something I needed.the last time I was in that business it was on fire after an explosion. Alarms were going off sprinklers were going off with water, fire and steam every where. It was mass chaos and people were hurt and dead. 1 young mans face was gone as he aimlessly walked around. As I entered the business today for the first time I was flooded with emotion and began crying. I could still smell the smells , hear the screams and the alarms. if that little bit of drama can do that to me I can't imagine what our soldiers must feel and how they cope. My father n law had PTSD from Vietnam and was never the same. He took his own life 30yrs after the war. I encourage our Hero's to find someone and talk. Don't compartmentalize and think you can handle it. Although minor by many standards my little experience shows its still there.
My kids havent seen me cry and today I sobbed like a baby.
Didn't vote for the husband. Not voting for the wife. #Liars